Female sex offender back behind bars

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:04pm
Staff reports

Thanks to a tip to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation one of the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives is back behind bars.

Tonya Renee Lepley, 35, was picked up last night at 5744 Clarksville Pike in Joelton. TBI officials said she had established residence with another registered sex offender at that location.

Lepley was added the TBI’s Top Ten list in May of 2009 and was wanted for violating her probation and not maintaining her registration with the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry. She was booked into the Metro jail.

Lepley was convicted in 2006 in Rutherford County on charges of statutory rape and attempted especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor after abusing a 17-year-old. She served one year in jail and was released on probation. She has failed to report to her probation officer as well as failing to register her address with the Sex Offender Registry.

Lepley has a lengthy criminal history that dates back to 1993.